LME loses its only female trader

The famously boisterous London Metal Exchange (LME) is losing its only female trader. Bethan Wilde, 29, has been poached by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, and is due to start next month.

The LME, which has itself been bought by Hong Kong Exchanges, has been providing a market for buying and selling metals since 1877. It is one of the last trading floors to operate via "open outcry", where dealers shout prices to agree deals. Most exchanges are now almost entirely electronic.